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Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a number of unexpected challenges since it usurped state power. There are several signs that the...

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. -- son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos -- commonly referred to as...

Malaysia’s China Dilemma

Decades of progress are expected to yield the desired outcome in charting Malaysia's own autonomous and independent orientation of survival and interests but as...

The Perils of Not Punishing a Pariah: Myanmar’s Challenge to the International System?

The recent string of violations of Bangladesh's airspace, and the increasingly hostile posture of Myanmar, bodes ill for the geopolitical stability of the region....

Facebook Can’t Fill Information Gap Left by Cambodia’s State-controlled Media

A defamation trial pitting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen against veteran opposition leader Sam Rainsy which opened in Paris at the start of September...

Is Beijing’s Grip on Malaysia and the Region Inevitable?

Will Malaysia's true essence of Independence, recently celebrated in its 65th anniversary, be lost in the wave of ignorance, entrenched by the grip of...

Potential Outcomes of the Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s Upcoming India Visit

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, will travel to India from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8. The last time she traveled to India...

US Needs to Match Rhetoric With Action Over Imprisoned Cambodian Activist Theary Seng

Authoritarian governments and the dissidents they are tempted to lock up are carefully watching the reaction of the US to the case of imprisoned...

Vietnam’s A2-AD Web: Deterring China Through Assassin’s Mace

China, now equipped with its third aircraft carrier Fujian, can use it to coerce claimant states in the South China Sea (SCS) dispute. Vietnam,...

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Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a...

How Bangladesh Can Ensure a Free and Fair Election Using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)?

Finally, the Election Commission has agreed to spend Tk....

Revolution Upending: Iran, Protests and Its Transactional Gambit

The torture and subsequent killing of Mahsa Amini by...

Pakistan-US Ties: The Complexities and Challenges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a reception...

Featuring ‘Ukraine War’ in the 77th UNGA Session: How Was Bangladesh Different?

War neither brings peace nor solution; rather brings endless...